Ian is a Scot living in Switzerland, working in the rather esoteric field of radioactive waste management. He assesses the safety of disposal sites a million years in the future and analyses how the Oklo reactors operated two billion years ago – which is often hard to distinguish from science fiction.
Ian’s experience ensures sound backdrops to his hard science fiction. Adult action thrillers showcase the evolution of society in the face of major technological advances and a degrading natural environment. All extrapolations over the next century are credible, maybe frighteningly so, given their dystopian nature.
Previously published novels offer offbeat takes on the impact of the collapse of a future, even more ubiquitous, Internet and the emergence of artificial intelligence.
Combat Engineer Dr. Bruce Roberts leads a team seeking microbes that are the key to immortality. The scientists must not only secretly sample in a repository for radioactive waste but also survive pursuit around the world by killers in the pay of a ruthless oligarch who wants to steal the formula and live forever.
This two-short-story presentation of “Global Warming” begins with Ian McKinley’s narrative on “Science Fiction Activism,” followed by two futuristic short stories told in the perspective of the scientists who didn’t take action to stop the devastation.
Dr. Bruce Roberts, a dispassionate combat engineer, leads a team of ardent women scientists towards Japan’s melted-down nuclear reactor to collect radioactive microbes for a longevity formula that powerful corporate operatives are determined to steal.